ABTA has welcomed the announcement from the Northern Eire Govt of a Covid-19 assist scheme for journey brokers.
The Northern Eire scheme features a flat fee of £10,000 to journey companies working from industrial premises, or a £3,500 fee to self-employed journey brokers working from residence.
To be launched on March 19th, the scheme might be open till March 26th and hyperlinks to the element of the scheme and find out how to apply might be made obtainable by the manager subsequent week.
“Working carefully with our Save Future Journey Coalition companions – particularly the Affiliation of Northern Eire Journey Brokers – now we have been lobbying onerous for Northern Eire’s journey sector to obtain particular monetary assist in gentle of the large affect that the pandemic has had on their companies, with worldwide journey having been severely restricted or banned for the previous 12 months,” stated Luke Petherbridge, director of public affairs, ABTA.
“That is optimistic information for journey brokers – retail or homeworkers – who will now be capable to entry this extra funding forward of the journey sector reopening.”
The NIE scheme follows on from the announcement of the Scottish authorities, which launched a journey brokers scheme in January.
ABTA has confirmed it would proceed to name for related measures throughout England and Wales, and the affiliation has up to date template letters to assist brokers contact their native representatives following the Funds.